No Movement is a Tough time

Mike, Kate and myself went down to Saltwater Arm today but it was neap tides with barely any movement. We were fairly certain that the lures would struggle – and we worked hard all day not to get anything. We were hopeful the Jewfish would come on, Kate got one around 30-40cm so that was nice. The boat near us were smashing the blue salmon. An easy day, a quiet day, and lesson learnt about the tides.

Another Day at the Barra Farm

Maggie and I took Pa to the farm today for his birthday. It was very easy to catch fish in the afternoon session, basically all the juvies around 40cm were going to smash each prawn. We all got one and moved onto trying to get bigger stuff. We didn’t succeed (a few did) and soon Maggie got over it and we went back to the juvie pond. She had an absolute ball, getting fish after fish. All in all she got 6 barra, and was getting really comfortable holding them up by the end of it.

Trevally Fun

Mike and I went to the vernons again today. First cast I got a massive pike and from there a bunch of smaller trevally. We went exploring for a new spot and got a variety of very small things like trout, cod and bluebones. Then we hit the goldie hole and it really fired – got quite a decent feed.

So all in all it was a good day, the only thing it was lacking was a real “photo fish”.

Two at once on my lucky lure picked by Maggie

Barra fishing at the Farm

Maggie and I went down to a barra farm today. We also went on Saturday but didn’t manage to get anything.

On my fourth cast of the day I managed to hook a little fella. Maggie helped me wind it in.

A bit later on I hooked my second barra and Maggie reeled it in by herself.

At this point I cast and let her wind it in (teaching her how to jerk it a bit) and soon enough she hooked it herself! I had to get it off a pipe but otherwise she reeled it in all the way by herself. She was very proud and so was Dad!

She really liked the farm, additionally it is a great place to practice casting. She seems to be quite good at it too.